Sheridan College Tech Students Gear Up for National SkillsUSA Championship

Sheridan College Tech Students Gear Up for National SkillsUSA Championship
Sheridan College Tech Students Gear Up for National SkillsUSA Championship

Four Sheridan College technical education students will soon be headed to a national competition in Missouri. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.


Following a successful showing at the Wyoming SkillsUSA competition that included bringing home the outstanding chapter award, four gold-medal winning Sheridan College students are prepping for the national SkillsUSA Championship competition in Kansas City, Mo. which takes place June 24-28.

In a media release, dean of career and technical education Jed Jensen says this is an honor for the school's students, and he says he's confident they will once again represent Sheridan College and the state of Wyoming well.

During the state competition this past April, all gold-medal winning students have been invited to compete on a national level during the National Leadership and Skills Conference.

The Sheridan College students will join some 6,000 other technical and career students from around the country. The college's competitors are Grant Belton in Precision Machining Technology, Dakota Hennigh in Cabinet Making, Preston Walters in Carpentry and Scott Avey in Technical Drafting.

Hennigh says he's excited for the championship and his past experience at the competition shouldn't hurt. Additionally, he says his instructors have already shared advice on how to tackle some of the projects they'll likely encounter during the competition.

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